SUPERVISOR OF TRANSPORTATION DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is an administrative and supervisory position in the transportation office or department of a school district. Responsibilities include the efficient management of school bus operations and vehicle maintenance. Work is performed in accordance with established policy under general supervision with wide leeway permitted for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work. Supervision is exercised over School Bus Drivers, Mechanics, Bus Monitors, and other staff. Performs related work as required. TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only) Directs and supervises assigned staff in the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the school transportation program; Participates in the selection, training and development of subordinate staff; Gathers data and information for the Business Manager’s use in preparing the transportation budget; Purchases materials and equipment needed in the operation of the transportation system; Maintains records of time and material expended, supplies inventory and projections of workload; Prepares all State transportation reports and maps of bus routes; Keeps a daily report of mileage, number of pupils carried and number of stops made on each route; Makes out monthly transportation report to Board of Education which includes cost of operating each bus on the basis of expense for gasoline, oil, grease and antifreeze, parts and material, labor, wages, storage or rental and expenses; Determines disciplinary rules to be maintained and seating arrangement of buses; Arranges for all special bus trips including those for athletic teams; Performs a variety of related activities as required. FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of school transportation and school district transportation management methods; good knowledge of driving safety practices and traffic laws and regulations; good knowledge of the operation of buses; good knowledge of local geography, roads, neighborhoods, etc.; good knowledge of the principles and practices of supervision; knowledge of general repairs required for school transportation equipment; ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others; ability to transmit clear verbal and written instructions; ability to maintain records and reports; ability to establish and maintain effective
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working relationships; dependability; good judgment; resourcefulness. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either a) Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and four (4) years of full-time experience in the supervision or administration of a school district transportation program; or b) Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and six (6) years of full-time experience in the operation of a school bus or in the repair of automotive equipment of which at least two (2) years must have supervisory or service as a 19A Certified Examiner; or c) An equivalent combination of training and experience as indicated in a) and b) above. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. Certification by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles as a 19A Certified Examiner; and 2. Licensure to operate a school bus in a accordance with New York State Department of Motor Vehicles requirements – CDL, Class B with “P” (passenger) endorsement. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS: In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.
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